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So we took reiko to the vet for a general check up since we just got her a month ago and wanted to make sure everything was in good shape....they told us that she was in perfect condition and had one of the best temparments they had seen which was great....but they also said a few things i was confused about and had questions about..
1) hedgehogs can have any fruits or vegetables as long as you take seeds out? i thought some were not good for them from seeing the list on the forum..
2) that hedgies love june bugs and that you can catch them outside and feed them? thought you were only suppose to feed farm raised bugs so you knew what they were raised on and eating?
3) cat food is bad for them and makes there kidneys go out because it is not designed for a hedgehog and we should switch her to a hedgehog food? right now we are feeding her a mix of meow mix wholesome goodness...purina one...and purina one natural goodness....the 2 hedgehog foods he suggested were pretty pets and eight and one...was wondering if i could get some feedback on if this would be good for reiko or not..
Pretty Pets
Ground Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Poultry Meal, Ground Oats, Beet Pulp Fiber, Potato Protein, Wheat Isolate, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Corn Oil, Sodium Bicarbonate, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium thermophilum Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium longum Fermentation Product, Dried Streptococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Extract Product, Choline Chloride, Casein, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, DL-Methionine, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Ferric Sulfate, D-Biotin, Yucca schidigera Extract, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Oxide, Niacinamide, Vitamin B12 Supplement, BHT (as a preservative), Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Beta Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Folic Acid, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite (source of Vitamin K3), Vitamin D3 Supplement, and Cobalt Sulfate.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein
32.0% (Min)
Crude Fat
5.0% (Min)
Crude Fiber
6.0% (Max)
10.0% (Max)
4.0% (Max)

could not find nutrition facts for 8 in 1 Ultra Blend Select hedgehog foods....any info or tips anyone has is greatly appreciated thanks
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99% Of vets will get into the great food debate with you, our former vet was so argumentative about it the we switched vets. They see"hedgehog food" and gravitate towards that, but hey its not all their fault....most of them think science diet is the best thing since sliced bread and it is utter crap. and high priced crap at that. And most hedgies wont even touch hedgehog food, they no it is no good for them...lol
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